Fellow position in Humanoid Technologies: Humanoid and Human Centered Mechatronics Lab - [ Fellow ]

Workplace: Genova, IIT
Added on: 16/05/2019 - Expires on: 25/06/2019

The Humanoid and Human Centred Mechatronics Research Line at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), is seeking to appoint international well motivated outstanding young fellow with a strong ambition to pursue a research career towards the design and control of robotic systems addressing the upcoming societal grand challenges. At the time of the application, the prospected candidate is about to receive a master’s degree in engineering or computer science or has already received a corresponding master’s degree not more than 6 months ago.

As the successful candidate you will be actively involved in research activities in Robot Control of force controlled robotic arms, bi-manipulation systems and hybrid wheeled/legged robot platforms.     
As part of our research group you will develop, implement and deploy control algorithms for modular, efficient, flexible robots that pair high power manipulation with soft physical interaction skills. Your work will eventually be applied on the robot hardware platforms such as Centauro (www.centauro-project.eu/) developed in our lab over the past years.

Requirements: The successful applicant for this area is expected to:

  • be highly enthusiastic about robotics and working in an international multidisciplinary research environment,
  • be a creative and curious mind,
  • be eager to make your algorithms work on real hardware,
  • have excellent written and oral communication skills in the English language.

Experiences and knowledge in the following fields are a plus:

  • Robot dynamics and control
  • Software Development under Linux
  • Programming in relevant languages such as C++, Python or Matlab/Simulink
  • Git, ROS, Gazebo, etc.
  • Sensors and Sensor Fusion

Application Documents: Interested applicants meeting the requirements outlined above must submit their application including:

  • A cover letter
  • A CV outlining experience and qualifications
  • A recent transcript of records
  • Name and contacts of two referees

The application documents must be submitted via email to Jörn Malzahn (jorn.malzahn@iit.it ) before June 25th, 2019. Make sure your application is considered by quoting [HUMANOID-FELLOW 75706] in the email subject.

Note: only applications meeting the above strict criteria will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process. International applications are encouraged. For further information please contact: Dr. Jörn Malzahn (jorn.malzahn@iit.it).

Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, with its headquarters in Genova, Italy, is a non-profit institution with the primary goal of creating and disseminating scientific knowledge and strengthening Italy’s technological competitiveness. The institute offers state-of-the-art equipment and a top-level interdisciplinary research environment focused on robotics and computer vision, neuroscience, drug discovery, nanoscience and technology.

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Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

Jorn Malzahn
Involved Research lines
Humanoids & Human Centered Mechatronics


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